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cholestasis

[ koh-luh-stey-sis, -stas-is, kol-uh- ]
/ ˌkoʊ ləˈsteɪ sɪs, -ˈstæs ɪs, ˌkɒl ə- /
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noun Pathology.
total or partial suppression of the flow of bile.
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Origin of cholestasis

First recorded in 1930–35; chole- + stasis

OTHER WORDS FROM cholestasis

cho·le·stat·ic [koh-luh-stat-ik, kol-uh-], /ˌkoʊ ləˈstæt ɪk, ˌkɒl ə-/, adjective
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Medical definitions for cholestasis

cholestasis
[ kō′lĭ-stāsĭs ]

n.
An arrest in the flow of bile.

Other words from cholestasis

cho′le•static (-stătĭk) adj.
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